fissure sealant

fis·sure seal·ant

a dental material usually made from interaction between bisphenol A and glycidyl methacrylate; such sealants are used to seal nonfused, noncarious pits and fissures on surfaces of teeth.
Synonym(s): dental sealant

fis·sure seal·ant

(fishŭr sēlănt)
Dental material used to seal nonfused, noncarious pits and fissures on surfaces of teeth.
Synonym(s): dental sealant.
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We also cover children's permanent back teeth with a sealant (called a fissure sealant) that is simple to apply, reducing the risk of cavities in the future.
Characterisation and microleakage of a new hydrophilic fissure sealant - UltraSeal XT[R] hydro[TM].
Also, laser etching has an important advantage in that it creates an etching on the acid-resistant prismless superficial layer of the primary enamel for pretreatment prior to fissure sealant application (2, 17).
The retention of Glass Carbomer fissure sealant after 12 months was similar to a commonly used conventional resin-based sealant (29).
Dental health professionals can provide a fissure sealant programme to older children who may need it as well as advice about how to look after their teeth to prevent problems later on.
Dental health professionals can provide a fissure sealant programme for older children, who may need it, as well as advice about how to look after their teeth to prevent problems later on.
On the other hand, we found a low mean number of first permanent molars with a fissure sealant. It seems that dentists in the Bialystok District tend to provide treatment rather than caries prevention; the reason might also be the parents' low awareness of the role of fissure sealants in caries reduction.
Both will offer medical and dental examinations, tooth extractions, fluoride application, and pit and fissure sealant application.
BeautiSealant from Shofu is a tooth-colored, fluoride-recharging, pit and fissure sealant with a self-etching primer that speeds treatment time by eliminating the need for phosphoric acid etching, the company describes.
Band 1 - pounds 17, covering check-up, diagnosis, X-rays, advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish, if needed, and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge.